[svlug] Which linux distro for production ?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 17 15:02:54 PST 2004
Quoting Ivan Sergio Borgonovo (mail at webthatworks.it):
> Suppose I want zero acquisition costs.
"Linux is free if your time has no value." -- J. Zawinski ;->
Pedantic quibble: You can get as close to zero as makes little
difference, if you have a generous friend who will burn CDs, or you have
flat-rate Internet bandwidth, patience, and a desire to do a network
installation, etc. But somebody's paying something, however you do it.
[You want an Internet server platform with typical packages thereof.
You want high-quality, semi-automated maintenance, and a long platform
service life before you have to wipe and reinstall. You want APM/ACPI,
kernel 2.6 (or equivalent?) w/newer kernel features, and a solid
> It seems to me that the distros that match most points are Debian and
> Gentoo. Slackware (?). FreeBSD(?).
All of those seem good bets, each in its respective way. Each has a
different administrative regime and implied mindset, which often
ultimately decide which is suitable for a given admin. Which in turn is
why it's best to just try a few and see which best suits one's self.
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